Robert P. Munafo, 2002 Apr 18.
Definition : math. The number of elements in a set.
In mu-ency I use "order" to refer:
- to how many identical or nearly identical pieces there are, when describing rotational symmetry.
- to the level ("first-order", "second-order", etc.) of something that has levels, for example second-order embedded Julia set, first order filament, second-order satellite. This is the only ordinal sense of the word "order" (see also primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary).
- in the set theory sense (for example see Continuum).
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2013. Mu-ency index